Student mentoring a younger student.

Lincoln Hermanos Mentors: Lives changed

Since 2005, Jeaninne Kato of “Lincoln Hermanos Mentors” has relied on grants from the Lincoln Community Foundation to fund a substantial portion of college scholarships for the mentors in the program. Hispanic male high school juniors and seniors are recruited three days a week to become academic mentors for struggling Hispanic boys at First Street School.

Because of this partnership, several mentors have gone on to become counselors and teachers, and all the boys who were mentored maintained passing grades. Jeaninne says, “I have witnessed small miracles because of this program. Boys who were truant, came to school because of this help. Boys who couldn’t pass core subjects, raised their grades. Boys who never smiled, lit up when their mentor came to the school especially for them. Lives were changed.”

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